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KansasFest

An annual Apple II computer convention held every July in Kansas City, Missouri. http://www.kansasfest.org/

KansasFest is the world's only annual convention dedicated to the Apple II computer that revolutionized the personal computing industry. Held every year in Kansas City, Missouri, KansasFest invites hobbyists, retrocomputing enthusiasts, and diehard aficionados to gather from all corners of the world. Hackers, programmers, users, gamers, and curious observers come from Hawaii, Massachusetts, Florida, England, Australia, Japan, and many other places by plane, train, bicycle, and Vespa. What do they do once they're at KansasFest? Attendees build, buy, sell, and swap hardware, including Ethernet cards, CompactFlash adaptors, and replacement floppy drives. They code well into the night to compete in the annual HackFest. They give presentations on everything from overlooked software gems to new product demonstrations to emulating the Apple II on modern cell phones. They wander from room to room, checking out and showing off each other's setups, chatting with old friends and making new ones, ordering pizza and making 3 AM trips to Denny's and watching movies like WarGames. KansasFest is about a computer and a camaraderie unlike anything else. The Apple II attracts people of a certain mindset and spirit who exhibit a rare creativity, resilience, dedication, history, and nonconformity. The Apple II has lasted for more than 30 years, and the friendships and memories made at KansasFest will last even longer.

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KansasFest
by Melissa Barron
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Through custom coding and modification, Melissa Barron has modified the classic Oregon Trail to use in-game text that's a blend of l337, chatspeak, and LOLcats syntax. Learn about the process of hacking this game and see it in action on an Apple IIc. Learn more at http://melissabarron.net/ or see her similar presentation at Notacon 7 at http://notaconmedia.com/2010media.shtml#schedule
Topics: KansasFest 2010, Melissa Barron, Apple II, Oregon Trail, game modification
KansasFest
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E7 E7 E7 EE: the story of the greatest copy protection ever invented Presented by Mark Pilgrim. Learn the secret behind the bitstream that revolutionized Apple II copy protection: a runtime routine that could determine if it was running on an original disk. A presentation at KansasFest, July 16 2015.
Topic: Apple II, Apple 2, KansasFest, Apple II copy protection, E7 bitstream, copy protection techniques
KansasFest
by Ken Gagne
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For your amusement, Ken Gagne entertains KansasFest 2011 attendees with some of the latest Internet memes, demonstrating and tying together variations on three different cat themes: Keyboard Cat, Nyan Cat, and Debbie from eHarmony. Guaranteed to bring out the laughs.
Topics: Keyboard Cat, Nyan Cat, Debbie, eHarmony, Gregory Brothers, Gregory Bros, meme, KFest, KansasFest,...
KansasFest
by Steve Weyhrich
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A spoof of the line delivered by Horatio Caine just before the theme music on most episodes of CSI: Miami. This project features photos and video of KansasFest attendees past and present, and several 2012 attendees who were stabbed with floppy disks, strafed, bombed, and crushed by boulders. Created by Steve Weyhrich of apple2history.org at KansasFest 2012, using iMovie 11 v9.0.6 and Bad Robot Interactive's "Action Movie FX" iPhone app.
Topics: Steve Weyhrich, 2012, CSI, Stavros Karatsoridis, Ken Gagne, Geoff Weiss, Brian Wiser, Carrington...
KansasFest
by Randy Brandt
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Get the inside story of AppleWorks from the only programmer who worked on three major releases (3, 4, 5). Best-known for creating the first macro add-on for AppleWorks and developing it into a full-blown programming language, Randy Brandt also contributed more than a dozen applications to the TimeOut series and was the AppleWorks project manager and primary data base developer from version 3.0 on. He worked for Beagle Bros, Claris, Quality Computers and his own JEM Software as the only...
Topics: KansasFest, KFest, Apple II, 2012, Randy Brandt, AppleWorks, AWP, Beagle Bros, Quality Computers,...
KansasFest
by Martin Haye
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Martin Haye's Super-Mon is a set of fancy extensions to the Apple II system monitor. This fairly technical session follows the creation of a small but interesting assembly language program that demonstrates the concepts and capabilities of Super-Mon.
Topics: KansasFest, Martin Haye, Apple II, Monitor, Extension
KansasFest
by Steve Weyhrich
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Steve Weyhrich, curator of the Apple II History Web site, unveiled at KansasFest 2010 the redesign of his site to use WordPress. Presented remotely, this presentation was captured via a combination of screencast and external microphone. Find the history site at http://apple2history.org
Topics: KansasFest, KFest, Steve Weyhrich, Apple II, history, WordPress, redesign, Apple2History, museum,...
KansasFest
by Ivan Drucker
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Serve files to your Apple II the cheap and easy Way! If you have an enhanced Apple IIe or an Apple IIgs, then you have a computer that can access files shared from a current-day Mac, Windows, or Linux computer, and even boot ProDOS or GS/OS from the network instead of a disk. Ivan Drucker's session shows you the plan to get your II on the LAN. Download A2SERVER from http://appleii.ivanx.com/a2server/
Topics: LAN, networking, Mac, Windows, Linux, A2Server, Ivan Drucker, KansasFest, KFest, 2011, network,...
KansasFest
by Ken Gagne
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In April, Apple released the iPad, a tablet computer compatible with the iPhone's App Store. In June, the iPhone and iPod Touch received the iOS 4 firmware upgrade. Rob Walch of the Today in iOS (formerly Today in iPhone) podcast, brings us both these devices with tips, tricks, and critiques of Apple's new mobile hardware and software. The slides Rob used are available for download at kansasfest.org/downloads/
Topics: KansasFest, KFest, 2010, Rob Walch, iOS, iPhone, iPad
KansasFest
by Steve Weyhrich
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A tour of a scale model of an Apple II Plus, built in the game Minecraft, by Steve Weyhrich. Find the videos used in this presentation at http://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL305A535804065D37
Topics: KansasFest, 2011, KFest, Steve Weyhrich, Minecraft, Notch, Apple II
KansasFest
by Rob Walch
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Rob Walch of Today in iOS podcast joins us for a look at tips, tricks, and the latest in Apple's iOS and related hardware.
Topics: KansasFest, 2011, KFest, Apple, Rob Walch, iOS, iPad, iPhone
KansasFest
by Peter Neubauer
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The growth of the personal computer made computer-controlled robots popular and accessible to hobbyists. "Turtles" are a style of small, mobile robot resembling cybernetic animals. Join Peter Neubauer at KansasFest 2011 for a photo tour and comparison of several turtle robots contemporary with the Apple II.
Topics: turtles, robots, Peter Neubauer, Apple II, KFest, KansasFest, 2011
KansasFest
by Stavros Karatsoridis
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Ever want to use your Apple II as a terminal for your Macintosh? Stavros Karatsoridis demonstrates what cables, adapters, and software are needed to connect your Apple II to the Terminal application in Mac OS X. Includes an ADTPro tutorial.
Topics: KansasFest, KFest, 2010, Stavros Karatsoridis, Apple II, ADTPro, serial, terminal, Mac, OS X
KansasFest
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The Free Tools Association (FTA) released ActiveGS, a free IIgs emulator for IOS devices now available in the iTunes App Store. The year when the Apple IIgs has gone mobile is 2011, and KansasFest 2011 is a chance to see it in action, courtesy Geoff Weiss and Tony Diaz.
Topics: Geoff Weiss, Tony Diaz, KFest, KansasFest, 2011, Apple IIGS, ActiveGS, emulator, emulation, iOS,...
KansasFest
by Wayne Arthurton
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Recent experiments with fractal algorithms in pure Applesoft BASIC have revealed methods for optimizing code to achieve acceptable speeds on a 4Mhz IIc Plus. In this session, Wayne Arthurton demonstrates the effects of using and optimizing user-defined functions, vari able reuse, variable allocation order, and other techniques for improving BASIC calculation performance.
Topics: KansasFest, KFest, 2010, Wayne Arthurton, Apple, Apple II, Applesoft, BASIC, programming,...
KansasFest
by Ken Gagne
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Thanks to the Internet and social media, cultural artifacts can be disseminated in a distributed fashion faster than ever before. When something attains phenomenon status via viral means, it becomes a meme. But, just like a real virus, memes can quickly die off. What's everyone talking about today that will be gone tomorrow? Ken Gagne demonstrates what a double rainbow means and who your man could smell like. Find these YouTube videos at http://www.showbits.net/2010/08/18/know-your-meme/
Topics: KansasFest, KFest, 2010, Ken Gagne, meme, double rainbow, Old Spice, trend, videos, commercials,...
KansasFest
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Each year, the KansasFest committee bestows the the Apple II Forever award upon members of the Apple II community for their contributions to the platform. At KansasFest 2012, Beagle Bros alumnus and AppleWorks developer Randy Brandt, attending KansasFest for the first time in nearly two decades, was honored with an Apple II Forever award. The first-ever recipient of the award, former Beagle Bros president Mark Simonsen, delivered this remote message to the honoree.
Topics: Apple II, KansasFest, KFest, Mark Simonsen, Randy Brandt, AppleWorks, ProntoDOS, Beagle Bros
KansasFest
by Tony Diaz
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Keeping those disks a-spinnin': How to make your 5.25" and 3.5" disk drives work like they never have before, and then some. Tony Diaz demonstrates how to disassemble and reassemble like a pro.
Topics: KansasFest, KFest, 2010, Tony Diaz, floppy, disk, drive, maintenance
KansasFest
by Peter Neubauer
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The LOGO programming language, best known for "turtle graphics," was popular on the Apple II, especially in classrooms. LOGO is more than a child's game. It's a sophisticated programming language and a serious educational tool for teaching mathematics backed by decades of research on learning theory. Join Peter Neubauer as he discusses the history of LOGO and for a tutorial introduction to the language. Download Peter's slides at http://www.kansasfest.org/downloads/
Topics: KansasFest 2011, Peter Neubauer, Apple II, LOGO, programming
KansasFest
by Eric Shepherd
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Let's take a look at the cutting edge of what the Web can do. It's not just about LOLcats and static news anymore. Eric Shepherd demonstrates how to create dynamic web applications using the latest technologies, including WebSockets. And, for the non-programmers, a few fun demos of what the web can do that you might not have known it can.
Topics: CSS, HTML5, Web, WWW, KFest2011, KansasFest, Eric Shepherd, Sheppy, WebSockets, WebKit, Mozilla
KansasFest
by Jason Scott
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KansasFest is the largest annual gathering of Apple II enthusiasts in the world. Held each year, the event draws attendees from all over the world. For more info, see kansasfest.org. In 2009, Jason Scott was the keynote speaker. Jason is the host of the Textfiles.com web site, and creator of the "Get Lamp" video that chronicles text adventures, and "BBS: The Documentary" about computer bulletin board systems. He gave a fascinating talk about his projects, and his experience...
Topics: KansasFest, KFest, 2009, Jason Scott, Apple, Apple II, BBS, text adventures
KansasFest
by Mark Simonsen
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Mark Simonsen, former president of Beagle Bros Software, presented the keynote speech at KansasFest, held July 20-25, 2010, at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri. This 21st annual Apple II convention was attended by retrocomputing enthusiasts from across North America, celebrating their favorite creation of Steve Wozniak.
Topics: Apple II, Beagle Bros, keynote, Kansas City, speech, presentation, KansasFest, KFest, 2010, Mark...
KansasFest
by Martin Haye
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P2E is a Martin Haye's Apple II emulator that runs on all iOS devices, along with desktop computers and probably Android as well. Written and highly optimized in Javascript, it's capable of emulating an Apple IIe at full speed on iPhone 3GS and above, including graphics and disk drive support. This session briefly covers (1) the technology involved, (2) innovative features such as quick transfer of disk images from PC to emulator and back, and easily searching and loading disks from larger...
Topics: Martin Haye, KansasFest, KFest, 2011, P2E, Pseudo-II Emulator, emulator, emulation, Apple II,...
KansasFest
by Eric Shepherd
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The Apple IIgs Toolbox is big. Really big. It does a lot of stuff. You may know about a lot of it, but there's stuff in there that's not obvious. At KansasFest 2011, Eric Shepherd takes a look together at some of the interesting bits you may not have noticed.
Topics: IIGS, KansasFest, KFest, 2011, Eric Shepherd, Sheppy, toolbox, programming
KansasFest
by David Szetela
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On July 18, 2007, David Szetela, founding editor of Nibble Magazine, delivered the keynote speech at KansasFest, an annual celebration of the Apple II. In this segment, he discusses the impact and legacy of John Sculley and Mike Harvey. Video by Ken Gagne.
Topics: KansasFest, Keynote, David Szetela, Apple II, John Sculley, Mike Harvey
KansasFest
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Each year, the KansasFest committee bestows the the Apple II Forever award upon members of the Apple II community for their contributions to the platform. At KansasFest 2012, telecommunications expert Geoff Weiss received this message from Ewen Wannop, creator of Spectrum, in recognition of his status in the community. (Unbeknownst to Ewen, who was not on-site at the event, he too received an award.)
Topics: Geoff Weiss, Ewen Wannop, Apple II, Apple II Forever, award, plaque, ceremony, tribute,...
KansasFest
by Geoff Weiss
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GNO/ME is an open source UNIX-like extension for the Apple IIgs. Version 2.0.6 was released in 1999 (presented at KFest for the very first time in 2020) and has been often described as a central component to what would be included if GS/OS would have advanced. Topics covered by Geoff Weiss include how it compares with modern UNIX operating systems and what it will take to port code. Video courtesy Ed Eastman.
Topics: KansasFest, KFest, 2010, Geoff Weiss, GNO/ME, GNO, Apple II, Unix
KansasFest
by Peter Neubauer
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"Once upon a time, only advanced programmers could achieve machine language speed." Learn how to use Macrosoft, a programming language from the same folks who brought us Nibble Magazine, to write Applesoft-like programs that achieve machine language speed, in this introduction to obtaining, using, and setting up Macrosoft and the companion Assembler. We'll write a small Macrosoft program during the presentation to help you get started writing your own programs. See...
Topics: KansasFest, KFest, 2010, Peter Neubauer, Apple, Apple II, assembler, assembly, Nibble, Macrosoft
KansasFest
by Rob Walch
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In April, Apple released the iPad, a tablet computer compatible with the iPhone's App Store. In June, the iPhone and iPod Touch received the iOS 4 firmware upgrade. Rob Walch of the Today in iOS (formerly Today in iPhone) podcast, brings us both these devices with tips, tricks, and critiques of Apple's new mobile hardware and software. The slides Rob used are available for download at http://www.kansasfest.org/downloads/
Topics: KansasFest, 2010, KFest, Rob Walch, iOS, iPad, iPhone, Apple, tablet, mobile
KansasFest
by Geoff Weiss
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Bite the Bag is a party game that is also a KansasFest tradition. For the second year in a row, Geoff Weiss hosted this event at Rockhurst University for KFest 2011 attendees. Many dared and many fell in this battle of balance.
Topics: party, bag, Bite the Bag, grocery, competition, contest, Apple II, KansasFest, KFest, 2011
KansasFest
by Rebecca Heineman
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Keynote for Kansasfest 2015 was presented by "Burger" Becky Heineman. Heineman learned programming at age 16 and gained fame in 1980 as the first National Space Invaders Champion with a score of 165,200. Her career soon blossomed with credits in over 250 games including classics such as Tass Times in Tonetown, Dragon Wars, Crystal Quest, The Bard’s Tale III: The Thief of Fate, Battle Chess, and Wolfenstein 3D. She developed numerous titles for the Apple IIgs, other contemporary...
Topic: Apple II, Apple 2, KansasFest, Rebecca Heineman, keynote
KansasFest
by David Schmenk
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Escape from the Homebrew Computer Club is a modern(ish) raycasted 2 1/2 D game for the Apple II. Creator David Schmenk describes how he came up with the concept, the technology designed in it, and how to play it. Download the game from http://schmenk.is-a-geek.com/Apple.html
Topics: KansasFest, KFest, 2011, David Schmenk, HBCC, Apple II, Homebrew Computer Club, game, Escape
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KansasFest
by Daniel Kruszyna
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The Apple IIgs has a split personality. Most of the machine runs at a ~1MHz clock rate, keeping compatibility with earlier Apple IIs. Some components, however, can be decoupled and run at a faster rate. The FPI, or Fast Processor Interface, is the chip responsible for coordinating the interactions between these personalities. In this KansasFest 2011 session, Daniel "Krue" Kruszyna includes a high level overview of the FPI's responsibilities, along with a detailed look at some...
Topics: KFest, KansasFest, 2011, FPI, Daniel Kruszyna, Fast Processor Interface, CPU, IIGS, timing,...
KansasFest
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The incredibly open nature of the Apple II for development, down to the inclusion of schematics in every box, encouraged a generation of users who were also programmers. By contrast, today we have the walled garden of iPhone OS, where Apple judges all. Between these polar positions is the Macintosh. How have Apple - and Apple users - evolved over the years? Has using computers become more or less creative? What tradeoffs have we made between accessibility and empowerment? How do the Apple II...
Topics: KansasFest, 2010, KFest, iPod, iPhone, Apple, iOS, iPad, tablet, SDK, API, programming,...
KansasFest
by Ryan Suenaga
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Creator of the popular 'FishNDA', Ryan Suenaga proves that he doesn't suck by delivering this precorded video to KansasFest 2010, in which he announces the development of a send-only email NDA for the Apple IIGS, codenamed Melissa and officially named Emily II.
Topics: KansasFest, KFest, 2010, Ryan Suenaga, Apple, Apple IIGS, email, Melissa, Emily, NDA, SMTP, client
KansasFest
by Mike Maginnis
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Mike Maginnis provides an overview of the Apple III and a look at all those nasty rumors about its allegedly poor design and engineering. Download the slides at http://www.kansasfest.org/downloads/ and read clarifications from the presenter at http://wp.me/pJsxq-43
Topics: KansasFest, 2011, KFest, Mike Maginnis, Apple, Apple III, Apple ///
KansasFest
by Ken Gagne
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Open Apple, the Apple II community's only co-hosted podcast, is the product of endless hours slaving over a mixing board and audio editing software. Watch and learn what goes into recording an episode of the show. What would an episode sound like without this extensive post-production process?
Topics: KansasFest, KFest, 2011, Ken Gagne, Mike Maginnis, audio, Apple II, Open Apple, podcast, Apple
KansasFest
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A presentation at KansasFest 2012.Get the inside story of AppleWorks from the only programmer who worked on three major releases (3, 4, 5). Best-known for creating the first macro add-on for AppleWorks and developing it into a full-blown programming language, Randy Brandt also contributed more than a dozen applications to the TimeOut series and was the AppleWorks project manager and primary data base developer from version 3.0 on.  He worked for Beagle Bros, Claris, Quality Computers and his...
Topics: Apple II, AppleWorks, KansasFest, Kfest, Randy Brandt
KansasFest
by Quinn Dunki
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Presented by Quinn Dunki. Mouse programming on the Apple II is a fascinating mix of old and new software paradigms. It's old fashioned ROM-entry-point style programming, but with slight nods towards modern API design and relocatable driver code. I spent some time working out all the gotchas in this, and will share that hard-earned knowledge with you. You'll leave the session with a basic mouse driver that you can tweak and use in your own programs. KansasFest - July 16, 2015
Topic: Apple II, Apple 2, KansasFest, Apple II peripherals, Apple II mouse, computer mouse, Quinn Dunki
KansasFest
by Tony Diaz
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From a collectors point of view, Tony Diaz covers the aspects of restoring the "new" look to various Apple II related products, and the pros and cons of various methods avail able and show some samples of work done and in addition cover what makes a system "complete" with regards to collect-ability, and what makes it "original" or "Like original".
Topics: KansasFest, KFest, 2010, Tony Diaz, retroblasting, retrobrite, restoration, beige, age, hardware,...
KansasFest
by Quinn Dunki
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From Kansasfest 2015. WeeGUI is a new tool for generating quick and easy graphical user interfaces for your AppleSoft BASIC or assembly language programs. Whether you want to write the next ProTERM, or just want a nicer looking way to launch your rockets, WeeGUI has you covered. Keyboard control? No problem. Got mouse? Easy peasy. Come to this session and learn how WeeGUI works, get your free copy, and start building cooler programs!
Topic: Kansasfest 2015 Wee GUI
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Wouldn't it be great if you could put whatever machine language you wanted into a standard Applesoft program with practically no performance, dependency, or stability issues? With Ivan Drucker's Slammer, you can! Slammer is a new method for installing and executing machine language routines, at machine language speed, using 100% legal Applesoft. This presentation introduces Slammer, explains how to use it, and describes the unusual and extreme machine language programming behind its...
Topics: KansasFest, KFest, 2010, Ivan Drucker, Appke, Apple II, assembly, programming, development, machine...
KansasFest
by Ken Gagne
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The Apple II was a fantastic gaming machine. You may not have daily access to this vintage hardware, but many of its best entertainment titles have been remade for the Macintosh. Ken Gagne revisits classics like Arkanoid, Ultima, and Dark Castle in this session that showcases the best of new and old. Find links to the games and YouTube videos shown here at http://wp.me/pBeOH-1x
Topics: KansasFest, KFest, 2010, Ken Gagne, Arkanoid, Dark Castle, Ultima, games, gaming
KansasFest
by Ken Gagne
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Over the past few years, there have been developments which allow greater support of disk images on the IIgs. Geoff Weiss demonstrates the latest technology with such products as MountIt by Brutal Deluxe and the SmartportVHD by Cedric Peltier.
Topics: KansasFest, KFest, 2011, Geoff Weiss, MountIt, SPVHD, SmartPort, disk images, emulation, emulators,...
KansasFest
by Eric Shepherd
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At KansasFest 2011, Eric Shepherd of SheppyWare debuts and demonstrates v2.3 of Sweet16, the premiere Apple IIgs emulator for Mac OS X. Download Sweet16 from sheppyware.net/software-mac/sweet16/
Topics: Sweet16, Apple IIGS, IIGS, Sheppy, Eric Shepherd, SheppyWare, emulation, emulator, KansasFest,...
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by David Schmenk
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From Kansasfest 2015. PLASMA - a new programming language for the Apple II and more: Covers the development of PLASMA - Proto Language Assembler for Apple. Includes the history of VMs, development timeline, and usage in Lawless Legends/Rogue.
Topic: Kansasfest 2015 The Plasma Language
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by EGO Systems
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This montage of highlights from KansasFest 1995 is a tour de force of one of the earliest conventions to celebrate the Apple II personal computer. Features include the keynote address by Roger Wagner; the party game Bite the Bag; the roast of Steve Disbrow; sessions by Tony Diaz and Mike Westerfield; and a cavalcade of cameos by Margaret Anderson, Joe Wankerl, Jack Kells, Greg Nelson, Nate Trost, Scott Johnson, Ephraim Wall, Susan McGregor, Bruce Milyko, John Stankowski, Lunatic E'Sex, Tim...
Topics: Apple II, A2, KansasFest, KFest, 1995, Avila, Kansas City, Apple 2, Roger Wagner, EGO Systems,...
KansasFest
by Ivan Drucker
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HackFest is an annual programming competition in which KansasFest attendees are challenged to write the coolest program possible for the Apple II while at KansasFest. Contestants Peter Neubauer, Martin Haye, Scott Miller, and Jeff Blakeney present their entries before Ivan Drucker announces the winners, as determined by Drucker, Ken Gagne, and Sean Fahey.
Topics: KansasFest, 2010, KFest, HackFest, competition, programming, contest, development
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by Ivan Drucker
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If you've programmed in Applesoft, then you know that its INPUT command is not very capable. But now you don't need it! NuInput, by Ivan Drucker, is a powerful and flexible replacement for INPUT which makes it easy for any Applesoft programmer to specify maximum entry length and permitted keys, automatically convert lowercase, refuse blank entry, provide an ESCape, and much more! Download your copy at ivanx.com/appleii/
Topics: KansasFest, KFest, 2010, Ivan Drucker, Apple, Apple II, input, BASIC, NuInput, programming,...
KansasFest
by Martin Haye
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Martin Haye's NakedOS is a new Disk II operating system for the entire Apple II line of computers. In this session, its creator covers the project's rationale, design goals, API, disk format, Super-Mon integration and finally a few decision points and caveats for programmers considering NakedOS for their projects. Find it online at http://bitbucket.org/martin.haye/super-mon/
Topics: KansasFest, Martin Haye, Apple II, DOS alternatives, operating system, disk system
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2015 KFest - Ultimate Micro Announcements direct from UltimateApple2 and ReActiveMicro about the new brand: UltimateMicro. Related projects, demos, and Q&A July 15, 2015
Topic: Apple II, Apple 2, KansasFest, ReActiveMicro, Ultimate Micro, Apple II peripherals
KansasFest
by Javier Rivera
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From Kansasfest 2015. Javier discusses his experience retrobriting, his techniques, disassembly, and examples of success. Includes an outdoor demonstration.
Topic: 2015 Kansasfest Retr0briting
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by Javier Rivera
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2015 KFest - Apple II Monitor LCD Conversion Javier Rivera explains his techniques and tricks to convert Apple monitors to LCD. He will show his LCD conversion and also a small "show and tell" of past conversions and techniques. A presentation at KansasFest - July 16, 2015
Topic: Apple II, Apple 2, KansasFest, Apple II peripherals, LCD monitors, monitor conversion
KansasFest
by Andy Molloy
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What is the demoscene all about? We’ll look at the Apple II’s place in this unique subculture and have a look at several well-known demos.A presentation at KansasFest 2012 by Andy MolloyWebsite: http://landsnail.com
Topics: Kansasfest, Kfest, Apple II, demoscene
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by Dagen Brock
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In this session, Dagen Brock deals with using modern development tools and languages to create code and assets for use in Apple II software, including definitions and comparisons of off-platform and cross-platform development; creating build pipelines; using modern tools to create audio and visual assets; and tying it all together, as well as conjecturing what additional tools could be developed to assist in this process.
Topics: KansasFest 2010, Apple II, programming
KansasFest
by David Szetela
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On July 18, 2007, David Szetela, founding editor of Nibble Magazine, delivered the keynote speech at KansasFest, an annual celebration of the Apple II. In this segment, he discusses the departmental politics at Apple Computer Inc. Video by Ken Gagne.
Topics: KansasFest, Keynote, David Szetela, Apple II, Apple Computer
KansasFest
by Wayne Arthurton
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KansasFest 2012 — Wayne Arthurton — The Apple II’s Gaming LegacyA presentation given at KansasFest 2012A tour of franchises started on the Apple II that are still going strong or coming back. A surprising number of modern games can directly trace their heritage to games originating on our favorite machine.Website: http://waynearthurton.com
Topics: KansasFest, Apple 2, Apple II, games, computer game history
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From Kansasfest 2015. Eminent Apple IIgs enthusiast Dagen Brock will give 30 slides in 30 minutes on why his Apple II's are having the best year ever. Hold on to your seats and buckle your face as he exposes an immense set of events and details that will forever change your view of computing and the human condition.
Topic: Kansasfest
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"Bite the Bag" is a party game that is also a KansasFest tradition. Long absent from our convention, Geoff Weiss gave this game its Rockhurst debut when he put it on the KansasFest 2010 schedule. Many dared and many fell in this battle of balance.
Topics: KansasFest, 2010, KFest, party, bag, Bite the Bag, grocery, competition, contest
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by Jay Graham
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This session will briefly cover the Pascal operating system and compare the various Pascal compilers and interpreters for the Apple II. It give an overview of the Pascal language itself, provide a useful guide to learning Pascal and then compare and contrast the available Pascal programming environments for the Apple II series of computers. This session is perfect for those of you who have mastered BASIC and want to delve into structured programming languages. No knowledge of programming will...
Topic: Apple II, Apple 2, KansasFest, Pascal operating system, Pascal programming language
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M0100 – Great Apple Mouse, or Greatest Apple Mouse Ever? Presented by Charles Mangin. A deep dive into the Apple M0100 Mouse, the Apple II mouse interface, and updating them for the modern era. A presentation at KansasFest, July 16, 2015.
Topic: Apple II, Apple 2, KansasFest, Apple II peripherals, Apple II mouse, M0100 mouse, Charles Mangin,...
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by Kevin Savetz
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Kansasfest 2015: Interviews: Save the community's stories, by Kevin Savetz. I have done dozens of interviews of Atari people for the ANTIC podcast, from CEOs, to coders, magazine publishers to manual writers, to at-home crackers. By doing so, I've created a trove of oral history about the early computing community. (Bonus: In the process, I've unearthed source code and design documents that have never before been public.) I'll share some particularly interesting snippets, and tell you exactly...
Topic: Kansasfest 2015 Sessions, How To Get Interviews, AtariPodcast.com, ANTIC Podcast, Atari 8-bit,...
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by Peter Neubauer
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The Logo programming language was popular for teaching children among educators and academics during the heydey of the Apple II. Logo promised to revolutionize education through the limitless microworlds that personal computers enabled. By the end of the 1980s, there was growing disillusionment with Logo. Two Logo vendors, Terrapin and LCSI, survive today, but the world of Logo is much different. Why did the excitement about Logo fade? Where can we see the influences of Logo today? What...
Topic: Kansasfest 2015: What Happened To Logo
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From KansasFest 2015: Japanese on the Apple IIGS...continued. Last year, I shared the history of the GS/OS Japanese environment developed by users of the NIftyServe Apple II & GS Forum (FAPPLE) in the early 1990s, showing how applications can be localized using existing software. This year I will demonstrate solutions to some remaining problem areas, with a focus on the Toolbox.
Topic: Kansasfest 2015: Japanese GSOS
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by Martin Haye
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Kansas Fest 2012 —  Martin Haye — Code Dangerously With Naked-DevA presentation given at KansasFest 2012 Introducing Naked-Dev: a complete Apple II programming environment which brings instant gratification to both Applesoft and machine language coders. With Naked-Dev, you'll be able to write machine language code in real-time — no assembly required — using either a new, easy-to-learn, English-readable language called SHORT, or by writing standard 6502 assembly code in a dramatically...
Topics: KansasFest, Apple 2, Apple II, programming, Short, Naked-Dev
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"Unboxing" videos are big on YouTube, with millions of people tuning in to watch your first impressions of a commercial product. When it comes to software, "Let's Play" is an unboxing's natural successor: a video that combines A/V capture of your favorite computer games with original audio commentary and narrative. Rather than provide a direct, unadulterated recording of a product, you share with your audience your personal experience and history with the software. In this...
Topic: Kansasfest 2015 Ken Gagne Let's Play
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Why I Left My First Love – The Sordid Tale of a Fickle Apple II Userby Earl EvansA presentation at KansasFest 2012The first microcomputer I ever encountered was the Apple II, and it was love at first sight. However, throughout the following years, my computing experience brought me in and out of the Apple II world. This presentation explores my personal history with the Apple II – and why I flirted with other 8-bit computers, eventually settling on the competition for my own home computer....
Topics: KansasFest, Kfest, Apple II, Commodore 64, computer history, Apple 2
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For this talk, Jason Scott is covering two "terrific machines": The Apple II itself, and the mechanism of Archive.org and how this non-profit library is working so hard to collect so much history, including vintage computer history. Having been well-seasoned in a year and a half of working at the Archive, Jason will lay out how things work there, how to make the place work for you and efforts to save history, and some success stories of same.The talk was given remotely for KansasFest...
Topics: archive.org, Internet Archive, Jason Scott, Apple II, Kansasfest, kfest
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by KansasFest
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KansasFest is an annual convention offering Apple II users and retrocomputing enthusiasts the opportunity to engage in beginner and technical sessions, programming contests, exhibition halls, and camaraderie. KansasFest was originally hosted by Resource Central and has been brought to you by the KFest committee since 1995. July 15 2015
Topic: KansasFest, Apple II, Apple 2, Apple II convention
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Q&A with John Romero at KansasFest 2012, following his keynote.John Romero discusses his experience starting out on the Apple II, what he’s learned over the years about famous Apple II coders, and his recollections of coding games on the Apple II in the 80s. 
Topics: KansasFest, Kfest, Apple II, Apple 2, John Romero, Q&A
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by Martin Haye
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Quick demo of game engine and artwork developments during the past year for Lawless Legends, the 8-bit wild-west RPG. Please note: Mic recording has not been found for this session, so we use ambient recording.
Topic: Kansasfest 2015 Sessions Lawless Legends
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by Michael Mahon and Charles Mangin
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Kansasfest 2015: Sequencer-Controlled Music Synthesis for the Apple II Describes a wavetable music synthesis program for 8-bit Apple IIs that is controlled by an external sequencer. Both the method of real-time synthesis and the method of external control is explained. Includes a demonstration of the system by Charles Mangin.
Topic: Kansasfest 2015 - Beyond the Beep
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by KansasFest
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KansasFest 2015 - July 15, 2015
Topic: KansasFest, Apple II, Apple 2
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by Charles Mangin
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From Kansasfest 2015: Updated and new products from RetroConnector.
Topic: Kansasfest 2015: Retroconnector